Progress Destroyed: Rural Puerto Rico Faces Continual Trauma Of Flooding Rain

Residents handle aftermath of hurricane with resilience, humor and spirit. Jaylyn Rosario stands on makeshift barrier to prevent flooding of her home on Avenida Esteves, piled high with sand and debris washed in from a creek.

Blanca Matos’ home, which backs up against a river, has flooded, and re-flooded, nearly every day this week. After each rain, she mops the house, cursing the river.

(Image credit: Carol Guzy for NPR)